Training & Development: helping people thrive.

For over 100 years MACNY has been providing its members with training and development support to help their businesses and employees thrive. Our portfolio of trainers have a vast range of expertise in many areas such as leadership training, goal setting, executive development, strategy, compliance, safety, lean manufacturing, supply chain management, sales and program management, metallurgy and more.

MACNY offers curriculum-based learning in the following areas:

  • – Leadership
  • – Compliance
  • – Human Resources
  • – Lean Manufacturing
  • – Personal Growth
  • – Safety
  • – Sales and Program Management

Meet the Training & Development Team.

David Freund

David Freund

Chief Leadership Officer, MACNY

[email protected]
315-474-4201 ext. 20

David has been offering leadership and professional development training to MACNY members for over 20 years. David is a John Maxwell Team Certified Coach and Trainer and has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing.

Areas of Expertise: Executive coaching, leadership training and development, mastermind facilitation, and goal setting.

Laura Thorne

Laura Thorne

Strategy and Execution Consultant, Laura Thorne Consulting



Laura has been managing and leading programs in various industries for over 25 years. She has a background in environmental science, programming, and business excellence. She uses a framework and approach to leadership she created, called The Role Model Way™, as the basis of her consulting.

Areas of Expertise: Engaging workshops, coaching and mentorship, strategic facilitation, and organizational performance evaluations.

Learn more about Laura’s partnership with MACNY at https://www.laurathorneconsulting.com/macny

Kyle Pipes

Kyle Pipes

KP Coaching & Consulting



Like a family, every organization has a culture. Leaders often hope for the best as a cultural development strategy or believe the return on investment is not significant enough to warrant action. However, according to a Harvard study, organizations that are intentional about building a healthy culture significantly outperform those who aren’t. Kyle is passionate about helping organizations thrive through healthier organizational culture and has devoted countless hours of study and practice in helping marriages, families, teams, and organizations have healthy relationships.

Areas of Expertise: Organizational culture through relational habits, leadership development, healthy systems, and organizational practices.

Tara McInerney

Tara McInerney

Owner & President, Quality and Environmental Management (QEM)



Tara started her own consulting firm, Quality and Environmental Management (QEM), over 20 years ago, to assist companies that were interested in implementing a quality or environmental management system. QEM has assisted over 50 companies successfully implement and maintain ISO management system third-party certifications. Tara has successfully completed both the ISO 9001 and the ISO 14001 Accredited Lead Auditor training; is a Certified Quality Auditor through the American Society for Quality; and has hands-on experience developing, implementing, and auditing quality management systems and environmental management systems. QEM is a certified, women-owned business enterprise (WBE).

Areas of Expertise: Quality management systems and environmental management systems.

Patrick Penfield Ph.D.

Patrick Penfield Ph.D.

Director of Executive Education, Professor of Practice - Supply Chain Management, Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University



Patrick has his Ph.D.in Sustainable Resource Management and is Certified in Purchasing Management (CPM), Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) and Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM). He has over 15 years of industry experience in Supply Chain Management, working for companies such as The Raymond Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and Philips Electronics.

Areas of Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Sourcing

Cindy Oehmigen

Cindy Oehmigen

Director of Energy & Corporate Services, MACNY

[email protected]
315-474-4201 ext. 14

Cindy has led implementation teams in the Shin Jujitsu approach to lean manufacturing, lean plant layout, and lean product development.

Areas of Expertise: guiding companies through change, creating team environments, reducing cost, developing team potential, and lean manufacturing.

Jim Beckman

Jim Beckman

Senior Consultant, MACNY

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As a former board member and Chairman of MACNY’s board, Jim has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing, materials engineering, sales, and marketing to share with MACNY members. Jim offers training in metallurgy and consulting in manufacturing leadership.

Areas of Expertise: Materials engineering, leadership in manufacturing.